SAN JOSE -- Genesis Semiconductor Inc. here has appointed John Y. Chan as president of the fabless memory-chip designer.
Chan joins Genesis with over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including the last 20 where he has focused on DRAM and SRAM product design. For the past 10 years Chan was president and CEO of NuRam, where he helped develop a methodology for rapid cycle times of complex DRAM designs. Chan had management and development stints at Fairchild Semiconductor before becoming a co-founder at Vitelic, which was later merged with Mosel to become Mosel-Vitelic.
Genesis Semiconductor has a partnership with foundry company Nan Ya Technology of Taoyuan, Taiwan, to co-develop advanced memory products.
"Increased complexity of memory design requires a team of highly skilled and broadly trained designers, as well as leading edge computer-aided tools," said Chan. "I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this experienced organization with such tremendous opportunities afforded by the relationship with Nan Ya Technology."
"John will be the company's visionary leader, responsible for understanding the market trends and making sure Genesis has the designs and resources to meet the fast paced and extremely competitive and volatile memory market," said Genesis chairman Yen-Shan Chuang.